Ernesto Padilla is always full of surprises. Out of the blue he contacted me recently to talk about cigar reviews and mentioned in passing some new cigars he has been working on lately. When I asked for pictures and more information, he was only too happy to make with the goods. Here’s the latest on those new smokes.
The Padilla Artemis
The new Artemis cigar is going to be a pretty limited release, available exclusively at fifty brick and mortar cigar shops around the country. It’s scheduled for release in late January 2011. What makes the cigar unique from other smokes in Padilla’s catalog is it will be their first box-pressed cigar.
It’s being made at the Raices Cubana factory using all Nicaragua Cuban seed wrapper and filler (at least some of it the popular Aganorsa leaf) and will retail for somewhere around ten dollars a stick.
If the Artemis sounds vaguely familiar, it could be you remember the very entertaining interview he did with us at IPCPR 2010, where he did talk quite a bit about the Artemis. In that, he mentioned it would feature a maduro habano wrapper and come in four sizes.
In addition to the picture of the band, a little while back Ernest tweeted a picture of the inside of the packaging. In case you missed it, here it is.
The Padilla La Terraza
While there aren’t any pictures yet available, there is some information to share. Here’s what Ernesto had to say about it:
I have a new brand coming out called Padilla La Terazza it comes in a maduro and habano wrapper with all Nicaraguan fillers. It will be 20 count boxes. Retailing for $5 dollars a stick.
The Padilla La Terazza is named after one of the most famous fishing villages in Cuba, Cojimar. That where Ernest Hemingway a friend of our father kept his boat. La Terazza is a famous bar and restaurant in town where the fisherman and locals would gather after their catch of the day.